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|Fixtures out on Thursday 21st June @ 0900hrs|
at 15:23 19 Jun 2018
Will it be a promotion season or another mid table mediocrity one or worse.
46 games to determine either a glass half full or half empty.
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|Carabao Cup draw on Friday|
at 17:08 14 Jun 2018
Super U's are ball number 10
About time we enjoyed a decent cup run either in this or the F A Cup.
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|Paul Hurst takes over at Poorman Road, no really!|
at 18:28 30 May 2018
Seduced by the wealth and attractiveness of the Town (not even a Great White would swallow that) Paul Hurst was quoted as follows:
"Ipswich are a big football club when you think of the stature and history it has in the game. When I was just starting to watch football I can remember the likes of Mills, Burley, Wark and Cooper and what a great team they had.
“The Club has a great reputation and always looks to be well run and I’m delighted to now be part of Ipswich Town, with an opportunity to make our own history.
“I’m ambitious and I can’t wait to get going and test myself at a higher level. The building blocks are here and it’s my job to move the Club forward. I’ll be doing my absolute best to do that.”
Grim times ahead at Poorman Road without doubt!
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|Headline - Noah signs up! No 4x4 involved!|
at 17:39 25 May 2018
I have to admit I was concerned to read this - but apparently it relates not to our esteemed boarder but to a 20 year old defender from Millwall named Noah Chesmain who has signed a one year contract with the U's.
More likely to play for the U23's, but may force his way into the first team.
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PS Where is our striker!!!!!!
[Post edited 25 May 17:41]
|New goalkeeper signed from Brighton|
at 19:57 24 May 2018
Bailey Vose formerly Brighton's U 23 GK has signed for the U's for an undisclosed sum.
Difficult to judge whether he will become number 1 next season at this stage.
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|Youngsters defeated but not disgraced against Black Cats|
at 19:48 20 May 2018
Colchester United lost 4-0 to Sunderland at Loughborough University in the Final of the Under 15 Floodlit Shield this afternoon.
They should however be congratulated on reaching the final and accrediting themselves very well in the competition.
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|Silence is deafening on our new striker!|
at 09:54 18 May 2018
After the much publicised departures and well publicised arrival recently, things have gone quiet on the hunt for a 20 goal a season striker.
It is imperative that things are not allowed to be consigned to the back burner or are kicked into the long grass.
We need action and fast.
There is no need to wait until just before the start of the new season.
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|Belated thoughts on the Exeter game and other Colchester matters!|
at 19:05 11 May 2018
So, the sun has well and truly set on a most inauspicious season for the Super U’s. 13th place in League Two, the lowest finish for 24 years. 62 points and only 53 goals scored but just 52 conceded. 16 victories, 14 draws and 16 defeats. 13 points off the play offs, but 14 with our inferior goal difference. Essentially 5 victories short of where we needed to be. Simply not good enough.
Against the top seven sides we won 4 out of the 14 games garnering just 13 of the 42 points available. Narrow defeats in many cases, but defeats all the same and it all paints a depressing picture.
Can we take any positives from this shame?
Yes of course we can, the privilege of watching a really talented footballer in Ben Stevenson who was loaned from Wolverhampton Wanderers after a £500,000 signing from Coventry. The most exciting young prospect that I have seen for many years. I hope that he gets to grace the premier league next season.
The return from injury of Luke Prosser, he was sadly missed, but will he stay at Colchester. The fact that Brennan Dickenson is staying for another year (only because he sadly was injured for much of the season and other clubs didn’t get to see his obvious footballing talent). Brandon Comley who will surely only get better next season after impressive performances. Tom Eastman who remains a tour de force at the back. Kane Vincent-Young who has come on in leaps and bounds. Aaron Barnes who was loaned to Torquay and is a versatile defender.
Finally, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe and Ryan Gondoh who are both great prospects for next season.
It would seem that big Sam Walker has played his last game for the U’s and if Dillon Barnes is the replacement then we need to keep looking for another Goalkeeper.
Perhaps Rene Gilmartin could play because Barnes is as short as Walker is tall. Early days I know but I wasn’t impressed with his positioning, handling or shot stopping, the shot that found its way into the corner of the net (but fortunately the whistle had gone for an infringement – offside I believe) was not his finest hour.
The departures are not surprising – Doug Loft aka sicknote, Craig Slater and Denny Johnstone both preferred to be back in Scotland and Tommy O’Sullivan never looked to have the physical presence at this level.
What was surprising was that Drey Wright should join Johnstone at St Johnstone. Although their manager does see him as an out and out right winger and attacker. Please note JM.
Anyway, I made the short journey from North Cornwall to South Devon on Saturday along with 173 more of the faithful in a crowd of 4,615. Exeter were already secure in the knowledge of a play-off berth, but they didn’t know whether that would be 4th or even 7th. What a problem to have when you are 13th.
The weather was glorious, 24 degrees of wall to wall sunshine and the pitch looked immaculate. Two sides of the ground are being re-developed, and a curious 3 bay stand is being erected either side of the half way line. Apparently, there will be another 8 bays to follow when the £3.5m venture is completed.
When I was last at Exeter last season, when we lost 3-0, the Away fans were behind the goal and there was an older stand (the Grandstand) that ran for two thirds of the length of the pitch opposite the main stand. It is too early to really understand how the improvements will enhance the ground, but space is limited around the Exeter City Stadium. Away supporters will have improved terracing though when it is finished.
JM lined up 4,5,1
Jackson Prosser Kent Vincent-Young
Gondoh Comley Murray Szmodics Senior
Walker Lapslie Wright Ogedi-Uzokwe Eastman Issa Sims
Brennan Dickenson sat with some of the faithful just in front of my seat and looked to be catching up on his tan.
Given the heat and the air of end of season that surrounded the stadium the football was fairly easy going. Too easy because after 12 minutes Frankie Kent totally missed his kick and allowed McAlindon to hook the ball over the onrushing Barnes and the ball contrived to be headed over by the Exeter forward.
Colchester’s attacking frailties were exposed once again when we failed to muster a shot on target during the entire first half.
I enjoyed a Pasty and a decent cup of tea during the interval.
JM acted decisively if that isn’t an oxymoron and replaced the ineffectual Mandron with Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe. Now I have opined before about Mandron. He is not a striker and should play just behind the striker in an attacking midfield configuration. He does his best work 25 yards from goal.
Junior quickly got into the groove and proved much more incisive and after 60 minutes was upended in the box to win a penalty, unfortunately the ball was kicked towards the touchline near where the faithful were positioned and although Junior followed Szmodics and the crowd shouted for Junior to take it, Szmodics grabbed the ball and although Junior looked towards Prosser he was overruled and Szmodics shaped to take the spot kick.
Cue disaster waiting to happen.
Colchester have missed four penalties this season and Szmodics elected to kick it tamely down the middle of the goal allowing Pym to make a comfortable save. Result fury from the faithful and disappointment from young Junior. This was a pivotal moment in a closely fought encounter.
Worse of course was to follow; Exeter finally awoke from their slumbers on 71 minutes and from a deep cross Simpson headed past the stand in Keeper Barnes.
JM then made a double substitution with Lapslie on for the hapless Murray and Wright for Senior who had run out of steam on a hot and demanding day.
There was time for Exeter to hit the post and for Luke Prosser to head over after another decent Ryan Gondoh cross.
At full time the carnival atmosphere was finally able to start for the Grecians whilst the U’s had time to reflect on an abject season and another poor result.
I shook Brennan Dickenson’s hand wished him well for the summer and told him that we were looking forward to his return in August.
With the news of the departures this week comes encouraging news of an arrival in the shape of Harry Pell for £100K from Cheltenham. He will be the “Matic” of Colchester I am sure, but of course we need a 20 goal a season striker and that will be much more difficult to achieve.
Exeter will play Lincoln in the semi finals of the Play Offs while Coventry and Notts Co will contest the other game. But really who cares!!!!
I wish all Colchester supporters an enjoyable Summer of Cricket or whatever else you participate in. Apparently, there is a tournament in Russia this June as well.
Keep the faith.
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|It will be hair raising for the Grecians against the Super U's|
at 12:20 4 May 2018
JM takes his charges to St James’s Park Exeter on Saturday to play the Grecians who are already assured of a Play Off Spot, their automatic promotion was finally extinguished after a 3-1 defeat to Stevenage last weekend. However, depending on results on the final day they could finish anywhere from 4th to 7th, with a consequent change of opponent in the Play Off semi-finals.
Paul Tisdale is to be applauded for maintaining a consistent level of performance throughout the season to reach the play offs again.
Exeter 45 77 +9 final game Colchester United Home
Notts Co 45 76 +23 final game Luton Town Home
Coventry 45 74 +17 final game Morecambe Home
Lincoln 45 74 +16 final game Yeovil Home
Mansfield 45 71 +15 final game Crawley Home
At the other end of the table if Mad Dog is to achieve the minor miracle of last day survival Barnet must win at home to already relegated Chesterfield and Morecambe must lose at Coventry. Frankly Morecambe were appalling when they lost to Barnet and perhaps deserve to be relegated.
JM by contrast is in a situation where the only consistent thing is inconsistency.
Home - played 23 won 9 drawn 7 lost 7 30 For 23 Against and 34 points
Away - played 22 won 7 drawn 7 lost 8 For 23 Against 28 and 28 points
We sit currently 12 points off the target that we required to achieve a play off spot and this season incredibly 77 points might actually be required and so let’s say we are actually 5 wins short of where we needed to be. 5 more home victories would have done it!
Enough of the “what ifs” and “what should have been”, Saturday is all about finishing on a positive note with a look to the future.
Uncertainty pervades the Stadium (we don’t even know what it is going to be called next season) the ten-year allegiance with Weston Homes has come to an end.
Sam Walker in his weekly column says that he will sit down and discuss contracts in the first or second week of the closed season. Frankly I think that he will go, after 200 games at the club he wants League one or Championship football and Colchester are not going to deliver that sometime soon. Also, he is miffed that he cannot complete every minute of every league game after being left out last week against Swindon.
Still the future is Dillon Barnes at number One and he will play at Exeter on Saturday.
The loanees will all have departed to their parent clubs. Liam Mandeville who frankly was awful. Ryan Inniss who suffered an injury at the wrong time in his Colchester appearances. Olamide Shodipo who actually only started to play in the final games and showed a degree of talent and ability.
Finally, Ben Stevenson who sadly must return to Wolves. We were incredibly lucky to get him on loan and up until the Accrington defeat, I thought that he would be gracing the Wembley turf in the Play Off final for Colchester.
An incredibly talented midfield player (who will one day play for England) he lit up what otherwise was a poor season. He scored a rocket for the U’s and his overall play was sublime. Good luck at Molineux in the Premier League next season.
Defender Aaron Barnes has returned from Torquay who will be playing Truro City next year in the Southern section of the National League. He may play tomorrow.
Brennan Dickenson will also be staying for at least another season. His long-term injury woes continued, and he played only a handful of games this year. We must hope that he is fit in August.
Will we see Luke Prosser and Kane Vincent-Young at the club next season? I do hope so.
Harry Pell looks as though he has been prised away from Cheltenham, the 6ft 4in midfielder will add some bite to the centre of the park next season. Can we sign striker Mohamed Eisa as well!!!!!
Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe and Ryan Gondoh must be the future, and both should play against the Grecians. Tariq Issa likewise, although he will not start tomorrow.
I’m not sure whether Marmite will be fit for Exeter, we will have to wait and see.
In the meantime:
Barnes (A) Prosser Kent Vincent-Young
Gondoh Comley Murray Senior
Walker Lapslie Eastman Issa Szmodics Wright Jackson
Weather in Exeter tomorrow is set to be partly cloudy, but a very mild 18 degrees Celsius.
Colchester supporters will be sitting in the Away seats of the main stand, while the Away Terrace and Stagecoach stand are being redeveloped. The main stand is sold out for Exeter City fans and only the Thatcher’s Big Bank is available for them.
I am hoping that our youthful side can upset the apple cart and overcome a side that has already achieved one of their goals this season. Safe journey to the travelling faithful, I will be making the journey from North Cornwall into Devon for the game.
Keep the faith
Up the U’s
|Wot no Programme?|
at 10:34 1 May 2018
Football supporters will, it would seem, be no longer able to purchase an official programme if the Annual meeting in June votes against them.
Personally this is potentially another disappointing reduction in match day entertainment.
I have hundreds of programmes going back over 50 years from matches that I have attended to watch Enfield, Chelsea and since 1972 (when I saw the light) Colchester United.
Such a diminution in standards is the beginning of the end for print media at some football grounds. Just imagine if Accrington Stanley supporters will be unable to purchase a programme when they play the black cats next season.
I do hope that supporters groups will be fully consulted before a decision is taken.
#programmes for ever
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|After ten years no more WHCS sponsorship - Swindon in Town tomorrow|
at 22:01 27 Apr 2018
JM takes his charges into the penultimate game of the season and final home match against Swindon Town managed by Phil (Orange) Brown.
Now it has all been said and done. We failed to reach the play offs, we failed to score enough goals and we lost too many games to inferior opposition.
Last week we contrived to lose a last-minute goal against the Imps in a match that we deserved to win and that in a nutshell is the reason that we have underachieved this season.
JM knows that neither his team nor Swindon have anything to play for and so will experiment with a couple of changes to the starting line-up. However next week at St James’s Park Exeter City may have the chance to be promoted automatically (and are definitely in the play offs) so a strong team must be the order of the day for that one.
Jackson Eastman Prosser Vincent-Young
Gondoh Comley Stevenson Senior
Barnes Kent Loft Szmodics Lapslie Mandron Shodipo
After three wins which rekindled hope, we have lost the last three games. It is vital therefore that the U’s can pick up some much-needed points.
Current position 11th
Home 22 9 6 7 30 23 33 points
Away 22 7 7 8 23 28 28 points
Weather tomorrow at the WHCS will be 11 degrees Celsius and cloudy.
Renaming of the stadium will take place over the summer.
Another year of League Two Football next season with Bury Milton Keynes Northampton and Oldham likely to be joining us from league one. Macclesfield Town promoted from the National League, other places still to be determined. It looks like being a very weak division next season.
Even more reasons for getting out of this shocking league.
Enjoy the game
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|Transfer rumour rife about HP|
at 22:58 26 Apr 2018
A year ago Colchester tried to sign Midfielder Harry Pell who currently plays for Cheltenham.
The 6ft 4in Essex player still has a year on his Robins contract but it seems that JM is keen to sign him.
Please can we also bidfor Mohammed Eisa from the same club.
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|Super U's swept away by Waterfall at Sincil Bank - Durham's view|
at 13:46 22 Apr 2018
A number of things annoyed me yesterday at Sincil Bank:
The result and the fact that the better team lost!
Having to suffer the celebrations of the Lincoln Impish hoards after they snatched an undeserved late 94th minute winner
An element of jealousy that we can’t attract 9,000 crowds to the WHCS
The behaviour and antics of Rhead the fat ******* Lincoln Number 9 throughout the match
The celebrations of the Lincoln bench who thought that they had just won promotion!
The £8 parking charge in Lincoln City centre
The dubious penalty and the ridiculous comment from D Cowley that they never get any refereeing decisions
Why did Lincoln warm up at the Colchester end of the ground – just to piss people off I suppose
Colchester’s continuous profligacy in front of goal
The absurd decision to give Junior only 1-minute yesterday afternoon
The fact that my board comment made on July 16, 2017 “that when Bonne has scored 25 goals for Orient this season and has been picked up by a league One side” is likely to come true
The fact that we do not have anyone to replace loanee Ben Stevenson at the end of the season
I could go on, but you get the message.
The day was set fair, a balmy 20 degrees Celsius and a decent pitch (not too dry for Klopp) and 332 of the faithful in a crowd of 9,211, what could go wrong.
The journey down from Durham had been uneventful, the A1(M) behaving itself, the new section of motorway from Scotch Corner to Bedale now fully open and not a veggie burger in sight in Lincoln.
JM “content” in the knowledge that we would be competing in League Two again next year and the fact that 76 points will probably be the total for Seventh place this season, chose a decent line up to challenge the Cowley Brothers.
The formation looked to be 4,4,1,1 with Murray playing just behind Mika Mandron.
Jackson Eastman Prosser Vincent-Young
Wright Comley Stevenson Shodipo
Kent Loft Szmodics Senior Mandeville Barnes Ogedi-Uzokwe
Now the last time that I went to Sincil Bank, the crowd was just over 3,000, Colchester won 1-0 and the away fans were accommodated in what is now called the Selenity Stand, roughly half way along the side of the pitch. Now we are accommodated in the Stacey West Stand behind the goal. The faithful were in good voice and enjoying the sunshine. The “hard-core” Imps are situated in the Lincolnshire Co-op Stand and the other end of the ground is the Bridge McFarland Stand with a row of executive boxes above the seats.
Colchester started the better and played neat controlled football and bossed the lion’s share of the possession. I thought initially that the Imps were suffering a hangover from their Checkatrade victory against Shrewsbury Town, but they suffered that against Port Vale and then picked up a point against the Chairboys mid-week.
In fairness to JM he had set up a positive formation with Jackson and Vincent-Young getting forward at every opportunity. I am still disappointed at the lack of quality of Jackson’s crosses, but he races forward like a gazelle and shows genuine pace.
I was wrong about the formation, thinking that Frankie Kent would join Prosser and Eastman to combat the chunky Lincoln forwards. I thought that the infamous Matt Rhead (a big fat lump of lard) wasted his afternoon, debating every decision and putting his weight about at every opportunity in a negative way. The referee Darren Handley only spoke to him, when a booking early doors would have put paid to his antics.
The burley Michael Bostwick who looked like the beast from Hackney Marshes and who was to be the villain of the piece later in the game was a real bruiser in the defence for Lincoln.
John McGreal prowled along the touchline and I have never seen him as animated as these last few games, perhaps the pressure or the realisation of a failed season has got to him. But I felt sorry for him yesterday, as we clearly dominated the game without having that cutting edge.
Half time arrived, and it remained goalless, Sam Walker had very little to do and Allsop had fended off the U’s efforts.
Danny Cowley made a sub bringing on Ollie Palmer at HT and he made a difference to the Imp’s attacking intent. After 55 minutes he was adjudged to have been brought down in the box just before he was about to shoot. Now in real time I thought the decision was harsh and still do having seen it on the highlights!
Whitehouse sent Walker the wrong way and we were 1-0 down. Lincoln however did not deserve to be in front and JM made an inspired substitution himself, bringing on Courtney Senior (fresh from signing a new two-year deal) for the tiring Shodipo, within 3 minutes he had exchanged passes with Mandron and tucked away a smart finish to bring parity to the scoreline.
At that stage there would only be one winner surely with Colchester again on top and playing some good attacking football. Mandron was then booked for allegedly elbowing his opponent (he did, but there was no intent).
JM made his second sub on 70 minutes, the hardworking Murray replaced by the £1m man Sammie Szmodics who had a horror show, although he did shoot only to see Allsop palm the ball away to the onrushing Mandron who made a real mess of his effort striking the ball high, wide and not very handsome. We should have been 2-1 up.
Mandron was then sent away down the right-hand wing on 83 minutes and as he neared the penalty area he was wrestled to the ground by the beast from the marshes (Bostwick) who was then dismissed after some debate between Referee and Linesman. The free kick was taken by Senior who frankly wasted it. Ben Stevenson surely should have been given the responsibility, his dead ball skills are immense.
Now long-suffering Colchester supporters all know that we never play well against ten men. From a team that was in the ascendancy, we took our foot off the gas and allowed Lincoln on.
As the clock ticked over to 89 minutes, it was time for JM to introduce a striker to be given his customary one minute plus injury. That player was Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe who looks to have bulked up (in the right way) as opposed to fatty Rhead.
Ironically, we could have won it, when the ball broke in the area for Mandron and Senior who between them contrived to both touch the ball before it went in the net and it was ruled out for offside.
Almost with the last kick of the game (94 minutes) the Lincoln Captain - Luke Waterfall received the ball and headed firmly past Walker, cue unbridled joy from the Lincoln supporters who feared that they had blown the game, their entire bench and training staff plus manager took to the field for prolonged celebrations (time which was not added on by Mr Handley) whilst the U’s faithful (me included) were more annoyed that upset. There was barely time for the ref to book Waterfall (for the celebrations) and to restart the game before he blew the final whistle.
And that was our season encapsulated in 5 added minutes of time.
Walking back to the car in the City centre it was interesting to hear the views of the Imps who dismissed Wycombe for their delaying tactics and poor football in mid-week whilst acknowledging that Lincoln had got out of jail with their late winner yesterday. Of course, it is always easy to be gracious in victory, but I did tell them that we would see them next season!!!!
Now I have a theory about Mika Mandron, he would be better employed playing as an attacking midfielder and abandon all hope of continuing as a striker. No, I’m deadly serious. His best play is reserved exclusively for holding up play and passing either wide or forward. He lacks all ability of shooting in the box and always seems to lack ideas when he has won the ball just outside the box.
This would of course mean that we still need to sign a striker. Of course, my favourite Billy Kee will be with Accrington in the rarefied heights of League One next season and so why not try instead to secure the services of Cheltenham Town’s Mohamed Eisa. He will not be cheap, probably £500,000, but he knows where the goal is and will score 20 goals a season. The problem of course is that other clubs will also be vying for his services.
Brandon Comley played well again yesterday, we should try to sign him at the end of the season. Ben Stevenson is just pure class and Wolves have made a bargain signing there.
So just the two games left now. Swindon at home next week and then promotion chasing Exeter City to finish. The Robins have fallen by the wayside, but the Grecians have hopes of overhauling the Chairboys who were hammered by Accrington yesterday.
After three successive defeats we must stop the rot against Swindon and then look to finish strongly at St James’s Park. I will travel in hope to Exeter and trust that we can at least finish the season with two victories. Even 67 points is probably 9 shy of where we needed to be.
Keep the faith
Up the U’s
|Imps to suffer an attack of the gremlins at Sincil Bank tomorrow|
at 23:48 20 Apr 2018
JM now knows one thing for certain, the U’s will be gracing league Two again next season (their third in succession). Home defeats to Accrington and the U’s bogey team Notts County have left the mathematically impossible target of only 70 points for the U’s, which sadly will not be enough.
Once again, we will be short by perhaps up to 5 points and that is hardly progress on last season.
Most disappointing for me of course was the expectation that the impossible was on after the Forest Green victory but the failings at home this season have let us down at key times.
Of course, the play offs were not lost last weekend, but immediately after the Coventry victory, when we put in such an insipid performance at Gresty Road. The club never recovered and although we flattered to deceive, we have simply not been good enough when it matters.
Tomorrow we travel to Sincil Bank Lincoln to play the Cowley brothers side who have just beaten Shrewsbury Town (now falling like a lead balloon at the moment after their Checkatrade defeat to the Imps) and sit in sixth place on 68 points from 42 games.
Earlier in the season we won 1-0 at the WHCS and a similar result tomorrow would begin to restore some pride after falling short of our Play Off target. It will of course be a difficult game in front of 9,000 Imps, but all the pressure is now on Lincoln and we have nothing to play for except pride and the opportunity to prove to the faithful that we are capable of getting a result against a potential promotion worthy team.
The recriminations for this failure to challenge for promotion will begin after the Exeter game. Suffice to say, a return of 52 goals from 43 games is poor and most of the reason why we have come up short. Defensively only 49 goals conceded is a strong indicator that our defence has been sound, and it is our inability to win more games that has cost us the opportunity to achieve promotion.
Tomorrow is also not about rebuilding for next season, it is all about securing the points to finish the season strongly.
There will be plenty of time to consider how the team will shape up next season, especially with contracts still to be signed by Walker, Dickenson, Prosser, Lapslie, Wright and Vincent-Young. All of whom we will need (and some new faces) if we harbour belief that we can achieve promotion for the third time of asking.
Some good news Courtney Senior has agreed another two-year deal at the club.
Regarding the team for the Lincoln match, we know that both Dickenson and Lapslie are still unfit and may not play again this season. I am neither a suspicious nor a sceptical person but if I wanted to ensure that both players would appear for Colchester next season, I would make sure that they both stayed “injured” for the final games of the season.
JM must therefore play a strong team to look to secure the maximum points at Sincil Bank.
Eastman Prosser Kent
Jackson Comley Stevenson Vincent-Young
Szmodics Mandron Senior
Barnes Shodipo Wright Murray Ogedi-Uzokwe Loft Inniss
I mentioned a couple of games ago that I felt sorry for Frankie Kent because he was only out of the team for tactical reasons. Well tomorrow JM will revert to a 3,4,3 formation to combat the physical Impish forward line.
The weather tomorrow in Lincoln will be hot - around 20 degrees Celsius and sunny intervals interspersed with cloudy spells. Plenty of fluids will be the order of the day both for the faithful and for the players!
The fayre is in town and so despite the 9,000 crowd at Sincil Bank, car parking will be at a premium around the stadium. Get there early is the call to the faithful.
Safe journey to the travelling supporters.
Enjoy the game and let us record another double this season.
Up the U’s
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